attack aircraft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n attack aircraft a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
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Usage

In literature:

The German code of naval tactics does not foreshadow the use of dirigible aircraft as vessels of attack.
"Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War" by Frederick A. Talbot
German aircraft have dropped bombs on the east coast of England, where there were no military or strategic points to be attacked.
"New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol 2, No. 1, April, 1915" by Various
The attacked transport may try to bring its anti-aircraft guns to bear, if luckily it is equipped with them.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
This relieving force was detected by our aircraft, who frequently attacked it with bombs and machine gun fire.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
Aircraft of all kinds proved of great value in detecting the presence of U-boats, as well as in attacking them.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
In the meantime, at the outbreak of the war, attacks by German aircraft were expected on points of military and naval importance.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
If it is an enemy aircraft, attack and destroy at once.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Allied aircraft, with extreme daring, again attacked the enemy troops from low altitudes.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
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In news:

Iranian attack aircraft fired on US drone.
"Yes, I prefer not to get into the details but obviously this would be in a very extreme situation," Kelly told Scott Pelley referring to an anti- aircraft attack.
He was commissioned in January 1968, and trained as a pilot in trainer and attack-type aircraft.
The aircraft beacon, which is turned on every December 7th to memorialize the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be lit today during a ceremony on the summit of Mt Diablo , starting at 3:45pm.
The aircraft beacon, which is turned on every December 7th to memorialize the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be lit today during a ceremony on the summit of Mt Diablo, starting at 3:45pm.
Baghram attack destroys NATO aircraft, killing three Afghan soldiers on board.
Deadly attack on base in Afghanistan destroys five aircraft, damages 3.
WASHINGTON — An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed US drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf , the Pentagon said Thursday.
During the Korean War, he was part of the anti-aircraft defense that protected American cities from a possible attack.
I have some very intelligent, well informed friends who honestly believe that America is highly vulnerable to the threat of attack with a general aviation aircraft.
Serbian company UTVA is developing a light attack aircraft, known as the Kobac (Sparrowhawk).
Yakovlev Yak-130 two-seat advanced jet trainer/light attack aircraft.
Russian defense marketing agency Rosoboronexport believes Southeast Asia is a prime market for the Yakovlev Yak-130 two-seat advanced jet trainer/light attack aircraft.
A US flag flies from a television antenna September 13, 2001 amid the rubble of the World Trade Center after an aircraft crashed into it September 11 as part of a terrorist attack .
A US Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation pilot describes what it's like to fly three generations of ground attack aircraft.
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In science:

The DU in these anti-tank weapons is initially in solid form, e.g., in the case of the API PGU 14/B projectiles delivered by A-10 ground-attack aircrafts, in the form of a 96 mm long and 16 mm diameters cylinder which constitutes the main component of the armor-piercing penetrators.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
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